This blog is for everyone who uses words.

The ordinary-sized words are for everyone, but the big ones are especially for children.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Word To Use Today: lassitude.

No, not a state resembling one of these:

but feeling weary, either physically or mentally, like this:

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Lassitude
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

No, that's all right, no thanks required. It's a pleasure. Really.

I'd hate to think of the word causing you embarrassment and confusion.

Word To Use Today: lassitude. This word came into English in the 1500s from the Latin lassitūdō, from lassus, which means tired.


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